The North Carolina rapper that I discovered because of Flosstradamus’ track “Look At The Sky”, Deniro Farrar, is quickly becoming my new favorite hip-hop artist because of The Patriarch. Cloud rap has been taking over the hip-hop scene for a bit of time now, characterized by ethereal beats from bedroom producers. A lot of these producers may have gone unnoticed if not for hip-hop artists catching on, but either way it’s one of my favorite new genres. Deniro Farrar’s newest offering is a dark and brooding 15 track mixtape that has nothing but excellent tracks. When I say dark, I mean really dark and screwed up, read the below statement from Deniro and you’ll have an idea, but listen to the entire mixtape and you’ll fully understand what I mean. Highlights on the mixtape come from tracks produced by Different Sleep, Ryan Hemsworth, Friendzone and K20, but don’t just listen to this in bits and pieces, listen to the full mixtape in a single sitting, it will be worth it.
From Deniro Farrar – “I am indebted forever to my music family (I do not have “fans”) forever, however this is not geared solely to please others. Music is therapy, and true magic and classic material occurs when artists leave their souls on a track. This is The Patriarch. Written in some of the darkest and most bleak times in my life, this is my therapy. Facing indescribable personal trials and tribulations, coupled with my family crumbling as I watch my lil bro and biggest supporter face a serious trial and jail sentence, I did the thing I was born to do. Write and express my life. Motivated by yall’s support, that someone wanted to hear what I had to say, this emotional work was conceived. This is the light at the end of the tunnel. The rose born in the concrete. This is The Patriatch.”